Elementary SEL Specialist
Emily Hoaldridge-Dopkins | firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily taught first and second grade in an East Harlem public school in NYC for eight years before returning to her home state of Texas. Emily planned and promoted a strengths based, safe, inclusive & culturally responsive classroom. Emily finds joy in blending social and emotional learning with mindfulness instruction as a foundation for implementing rigorous, academic, data-informed instruction. Emily is featured in Daniel Goleman's book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, where her school and classroom implementation of mindfulness is highlighted. She joined the SEL Department in February 2016 as an elementary specialist.